General about Maramures


Maramures is a region situated in the northern range of the Carpathian Mountains in Northern most Romania (map). The Region is enclosed by high mountains and communicates to the outside world through the narrow Tissa Gate and though several mountain passes. The aria is 10.000 sq. Km. and it has over 280 villages and towns. In 1900, forest covered 90% of the Maramures area. The abundance of timber combined with the skill and craftsmanship of the local people brought the area the name of "land of wood".

Maramures today

Some photos from October 1997, every day live in Maramures.

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